I have used this recipe before with excellent results. Yesterday I decided to try a slightly healthier version and thought I would share the results, because it turned out great. For the flour, I used half all purpose, and half organic sprouted grain spelt flour. I increased the baking soda slightly (about 1/2 tsp extra). For the oil, I used 1/2 cup of oil and 1/2 cup of applesauce. I also cut the sugar back to about 1 3/4 cups, but added about 1/4 up of organic blackstrap molasses. Also, I wanted to use up both zucchinis I had in my refrigerator, as they were on the verge of going bad, so I shredded them both and added them to the mixture--it was almost four cups of shredded zucchini, but this didn't seem to throw off the recipe at all!
I love this recipe and the way it normally tastes, but I thought I could make a few tweaks to improve the nutritional content. It came out GREAT. It's so moist and yummy, I love the molasses flavor, and you definitely cannot tell I cut back the oil by half! I'm sure if I cut out the oil completely it would would have changed the bread's consistency, but cutting it in half was fine. :)
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I have used this recipe before with excellent results. Yesterday I decided to try a slightly...